Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Alternative Recognition Ceremony — Celebrating the Class of 2021

Introduction and Welcome:
Rachelle Eilers, Senior Advisor,
Armando Ibarra, Director, CLS Program

Keynote Address:
Professor Alyssa Ramírez-Stege (CLS affiliate, Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology)

Presenting the Class of 2021:
Rachelle Eilers, Senior Advisor,
Statements and Shout-Outs by
Members of the Class of 2021

Recognition of Award Recipients:
Peter Haney, Program Administrator,
Presentation of Spring 2021 Publications,
Alma Sida Ontiveros (’19), Project Assistant

Words cannot capture how proud we are of the CLS class of 2021.

For years you worked hard.  You studied.  You sacrificed.  You saw yourself grow and discover. You were ready to finish, and then an unforseen pandemic turned your final year upside-down.  Still you pushed on through it all and here we are! We can’t be together face-to-face, but we know you’ll take a piece of your Wisconsin experience with you wherever you go. The CLS Program is glad to have been part of that experience for so many of you.  Here on this page are a few words about the Class of 2021 from our faculty and staff, plus testimonials from our fantastic students.  On Wisconsin!  ¡Adelante!